Kai-Ming Ho

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Address
A502 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-1960
Fax 515-294-0689
Email kmh@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Total energy calculations and molecular dynamical simulations of condensed matter systems, esp. clusters and surfaces
  • Multiscale simulation
  • Photonic crystals
  • Genetic algorithm for geometry optimization
  • Protein structure and dynamics

        Project Affiliations:
        Photonic Systems

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
  • B.Sc(Sp) University of Hong Kong, 1973

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1988 - present Senior Scientist, Ames Lab
  • 1988 - present Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - 1989 Head, Theory Group, Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University
  • 1985 - 1988 Physicist, Ames Lab
  • 1985 - 1988 Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1982 - 1985 Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1984, 1988 Visiting Scientist, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1980 - 1985 Associate Physicist, Ames Lab
  • 1978 - 1980 Postdoctoral fellow, Ames Lab

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2001 Energy 100 Award (USDOE)
  • 2001 Science 100 Award (USDOE)
  • 1997 - present Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
  • 1996 Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)
  • 1996 Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)
  • 1995 - present Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1992 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2011
Wu S; Fang X W; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ho K M; Ding Z J; Chen L Y . 2011. Fluctuation between icosahedral and body-centered-cube short-range orders in undercooled Zr liquid. Journal of Applied Physics. 110:103518. abstract
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Liu R; Ye Z; Park J M; Cai M; Chen Y; Ho K M; Shinar R; Shinar J . 2011. Microporous phase-separated films of polymer blends for enhanced outcoupling of light from OLEDs. Optics Express. 19:A1272-A1280. abstract
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Fang X W; Zhang G P; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Electronic transport in large systems through a QUAMBO-NEGF approach: Application to atomic carbon chains. Physics Letters A. 375:3710-3715. abstract
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Wu S; Kramer M J; Fang X W; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Ding Z J; Chen L Y . 2011. Structural and dynamical properties of liquid Cu(80)Si(20) alloy studied experimentally and by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Physical Review B. 84:134208. abstract
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Hao S G; Wang C Z; Li M Z; Napolitano R E; Ho K M . 2011. Dynamic arrest and glass formation induced by self-aggregation of icosahedral clusters in Zr(1-x)Cu(x) alloys. Physical Review B. 84:064203. abstract
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Liu N; Lu N; Yao Y X; Li Y R; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Strain Effects in Ge/Si and Si/Ge Core/Shell Nanowires. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115:15739-15742. abstract
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Belianinov A; Unal B; Ho K M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2011. Nucleation and growth of Ag islands on the (root 3 x root 3)R30 degrees phase of Ag on Si(111). Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:265002. abstract
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Park J M; Gan Z Q; Leung W Y; Liu R; Ye Z; Constant K; Shinar J; Shinar R; Ho K M . 2011. Soft holographic interference lithography microlens for enhanced organic light emitting diode light extraction. Optics Express. 19:A786-A792. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Competition between fcc and icosahedral short-range orders in pure and samarium-doped liquid aluminum from first principles. Physical Review B. 83:224203. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Lu W C; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2011. Bonding and charge transfer by metal adatom adsorption on graphene. Physical Review B. 83:235411. abstract
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